Sports Psychology Quiz!

This is an interesting quiz about the field of sports psychology! Answer each question to the best of your ability! Enjoy! Have a great day!

  • Question of

    Which of the following is NOT a primary role of a sports psychologist?

    • Strength & Conditioning Coach
    • Researcher
    • Teacher
    • Consultant
  • Question of

    An athlete in gymnastics is diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. Which of the following specialists might be asked to help treat this emotional disorder?

    • Educational sports psychologist
    • Pedagogical Sports Psychologist
    • Experimental Kinesiologist
    • Clinical Sports Psychologist
  • Question of

    In the 1890s, Norman Triplett initiated some of the first ever formal sports psychology experiments with athletes. What sport did he select for his experiments?

    • Cycling
    • Football
    • Running
    • Swimming
  • Question of

    A psychologist at the University of Illinois, this professor is regarded as the ‘Father of American Sport Psychology?’

    • Norman Triplett
    • Bruce Ogilvie
    • Franklin Henry
    • Coleman Griffith
  • Question of

    Sports psychology is accepted as what form of “science” in academic circles?

    • Educational Science
    • Hard science
    • Social science
  • Question of

    The American Psychological Association has a special division especially for sports psychology. Which division provides support and professional credibility to this field?

    • Division 36
    • Division 47
    • Division 25
  • Question of

    As sports and exercise psychologists, there is an ethical responsibility to protect an athlete’s welfare. Which of the following is NOT one of the six general ethical principles espoused by the AAASP (American Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology)?

    • Winning
    • Integrity
    • Competence
    • Respect for People’s Rights and Dignity
  • Question of

    Sports psychologists commonly are found in which of the following settings?

    • Universities and Colleges
    • National and Olympic Teams
    • Professional Sports Teams
    • All are common settings
  • Question of

    Sports psychology uses the scientific method in order to bridge science and practice and build a knowledge base that can foster improved athletic performance in athletes. Which of the following is NOT a component of the scientific method?

    • Guesswork and quasi-experimental designs
    • Systematic approach and empirical observation
    • Critical analysis and rigorous evaluation
    • Experimental controls and objective evidence gathering
  • Question of

    As part of their training, sports psychologists usually have to take classes in many different areas. Which of the following subjects might a student have to study in order to become a certified sports psychologist?

    • Abnormal Psychology and Developmental Psychology
    • Motor Development and Exercise Physiology
    • Biomechanics and Counseling Psychology
    • All are common classes in sports psychology curriculums
  • Question of

    Sport psychology consultants triangulate their assessment techniques by

    • Talking to the athlete’s coach, talking to the athlete’s teammates and talking to the athlete’s parents
    • interviewing the athlete, asking the athlete to complete psychometric assessments and interviewing the athlete’s coach
    • observing the athlete, watching the athlete and making videos of the athlete
    • talking to the athlete, listening to the athlete and watching the athlete
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    The sports psychologist can gain trust, respect and credibility by:

    • showing off his or her competence
    • establishing lines of confidentiality, clarifying roles and services and agreeing timelines and goals
    • instructing the client about what is the right thing to do
    • demanding and expecting excellence
  • Question of

    A sport psychologist’s competencies include:

    • confidence, frustration tolerance and networking ability
    • emotional intelligence quotient, height and authority
    • Client welfare, professional relationships and assessment techniques
    • personality, confidence and intelligence quotient
  • Question of

    The rational-emotive approach focuses on:

    • Resolving emotional and behavioral issues in the interests of increasing the client’s happiness and well-being
    • personal responsibility
    • identifying and making sense of past experiences
    • some sort of behavior change
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    The person-centered approach is:

    • similar to the existential approach but focuses on personal responsibility
    • a form of therapy that views human behaviour as deterministic
    • generally not concerned with the client’s past
    • A form of talk psychotherapy that attempts to provide the client with greater self-awareness about how their thoughts, feeling and behaviour may be negatively affected

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